I've Been Worried About You:

How to Support a Mentally Unstable Family Member

Identifying mental health issues in a family member or friend can be challenging. Many people experience feelings of sadness, anxiety, worry, irritability, or sleep disturbances at some point. But when these emotions become overwhelming and persistent, disrupting daily life and relationships, it could indicate a mental health concern.

Similar to seeking medical treatment for physical ailments, individuals with mental health issues may require medication and therapy to improve their well-being. It is best to demonstrate empathy and encouragement, while also highlighting the availability of assistance and the treatability of mental health issues.

If you or someone you know needs help, share the contact information on this website. 

Marin County Mental Health Services

Discover the Healing Resources of Your Local Community

Local List of Marin County Mental Health Resources

Marin County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Community Action Marin - Enterprise Recovery Center

Ritter Center

Ritter Center is a community-based organization that has assisted Marin’s low-income and homeless populations for more than 35 years.

Buckelew Programs

Buckelew Programs helps people with mental health and addiction challenges lead healthier, more independent lives by providing treatment and support services tailored to their unique needs.

Youth Health Mental Services

Huckleberry Youth Programs

A welcoming and teen-friendly health program for youth ages 12-24 including reproductive health services, mental health, substance abuse counseling/treatment and health information.

Older Adult Mental Health Services

Seniors At Home (JFCS) Care Management/Counseling Services

Seniors At Home, a division of Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS)

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For informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice.